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29 Aug 2018
UK Financial Regulation

UK Financial Regulation

The financial services industry is one of the most highly regulated sectors in the world. That’s a good thing because it means that professional practitioners are held accountable for the service and advice they give to clients. But the increase in regulation has had undesirable consequences as well as benefits.  It is important that we…

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26 Jun 2018
Getting to know you More

Getting to know you More

  Thorntons Investments has been working with Know You More, a learning and development company that specialises in virtual coaching to support young people early in their career. Company owner Tim Mart reflects on our work together: Since the events of 2008, the financial services industry has not been held in the highest of regard…

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31 May 2018
Managed Portfolio Service now available on Zurich platform

Managed Portfolio Service now available on Zurich platform

We’re pleased to announce that our Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) is now available on the Zurich Intermediary Platform.   Launched in 2014, and now approaching £100m, the five risk-targeted investment models – Cautious, Steady, Moderate, Progressive and Adventurous – are also available on Standard Life, Nucleus and Novia adviser platforms.   Matt Strachan, our Chief Investment Officer,…

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24 May 2018
GDPR – what you need to know.

GDPR – what you need to know.

The UK Financial Services industry is a highly regulated sector, continually making improvements to safeguard your finances. On 25th May 2018 new legislation regarding the way we hold your personal information came into force. This regulation applies to companies across all industries that hold personal data, for both customers and employees.   I’m sure your…

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9 Jan 2018
Thorntons Investments strengthens discretionary management team

Thorntons Investments strengthens discretionary management team

Thorntons Investments has appointed Alasdair Kyle to strengthen its discretionary management team.  A graduate of Aberdeen University and former pupil at Glenalmond College, Alasdair joins as investment manager after seven years with London based single family office Alder Investment Management. He was previously with Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management. Thorntons Investments Chief Executive Stephen Webster…

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23 Nov 2017
2017 Autumn Budget  – what you need to know.

2017 Autumn Budget – what you need to know.

The first Autumn Budget announced yesterday has been labelled as ‘steady as you go’. The mains points were: The Chancellor decided against attacking pension tax reliefs. There will be some changes to Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment Scheme investments. Among the changes to business rates, the so-called staircase tax for business premises on more…

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11 Nov 2017
Women of Dundee – our changing face

Women of Dundee – our changing face

Thorntons Investments are proud to be a sponsor of the Dundee International Women Centre’s annual “Bite & Blether” luncheon again this year. Like all major cities, Dundee is a melting pot. Our eclectic mix of communities is literally changing the face of Dundonians.  Our city is undergoing unprecedented redevelopment and the world’s eyes are upon us….

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7 Nov 2017
The Bank of Gran and Grandad

The Bank of Gran and Grandad

First it was the Bank of Mum and Dad, now it’s the turn of Gran and Grandad. This time it’s a double whammy. Grandparents below the state pension age who give up work to look after their grandchildren not only lose out on their salary, but also risk reducing their future state pension by not…

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29 Oct 2017
What is risk?

What is risk?

  The Collins Dictionary’s definition of risk is: the possibility of incurring misfortune or loss. The Oxford Dictionary’s definition is not much better: the possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen. Neither definition looks like a particularly attractive proposition and many people will shy away from risk as a result, so how do we…

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23 Oct 2017
Life as an apprentice with Thorntons Investments

Life as an apprentice with Thorntons Investments

Now in its fifth year, the Courier Business Awards is a highlight of the business calendar across Tayside, Angus and Fife. The standard is high, so to be shortlisted is testimony to the commitment and hard work shown by Dylan, the support of Nadine Key as his manager, and the entire team at Thorntons Investments…

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